24 Aug 2017
Brussels
24 Sep 2017
Huis ter Heide/ NL

Ukrainian Callings is a powerfull fusion of singing and storytelling about ancient and rural Ukraine. By organizing ethno-musical expeditions, she has collected a large body of traditional songs, stories and rituals which she transforms into her own specific sound for today's generation.

“I do not sing songs I found in books. Each song I sing was given to me by a specific woman. I heard the story of the song, learned the way it should be sung, and understood that a song can be the map which leads you to your life.”Mariana Sadovska.

Sometimes a musician has such an inborn desire to communicate that her message naturally becomes universal: it doesn’t matter whether she is singing soul or bel canto or folk. Such was the case with the Ukrainian singer Mariana Sadovska.… The responsibilities, protocol, and tradition of whatever style she is working in just vanish; she replaces them with pure vitality.” (Ben Ratliff ,The New York Times)

They are songs about love, sorrow and melancholy that have survived the Soviet era just in an oral form, until now. Mariana’s powerful performance makes you feel you are there.” (WNYC)

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